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Species at Risk Act permits - aquatic speciesFootnote 1 (issued under section 73 of the Act)

Service standard:

Species at Risk Act (SARA) Permit Application Review:

The Species at Risk Program or the Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program (as applicable) will issue a permit or notification of refusal to issue a permit within 90 calendar days after the date of the notice indicating that the application has been receivedFootnote 2.

Performance target:

The target for achieving the standard is set at 100 per cent.

Performance information:

Performance results
Standards Target 2017 2018 2019
Issuance or refusal: issuance of permit or notification of refusal to issue a permit within 90 calendar days after the date of the notice indicating that the application has been received. 100% 95.1% 98.8% 98.0%

Applying for a Species at Risk Act permit (aquatic species)

Prescribed requirements are set out in the Permits Authorizing an Activity Affecting Listed Wildlife Species Regulations.

Application forms for Species at Risk Act Permits, along with additional information, can be found at the SARA Permits web page.

If, after you have reviewed the information at the above-noted website, you still have questions about the application or the process, you can contact your regional DFO Office.

Service feedback:

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to SARA/LEP.XNCR@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

Concerns or complaints regarding the Department`s ability to achieve its service standard should be submitted to SARA/LEP.XNCR@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

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